Announcement of University of Alabama Expansion

In June 1969, Gov. Albert P. Brewer announced the creation of new independent University of Alabama campuses in Birmingham (UAB) and Huntsville (UAH). Pictured here with Brewer (center) are Dr. Joseph Volker, first president of UAB, and his wife Juanita, both standing to the left of Brewer.

Courtesy of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Archives